My Favorite Brush Lettering Supplies. A list of my go-to tools for the art of lettering and calligraphy.
My Favorite Brush Lettering Supplies
Brush lettering is so much fun! Learning is a matter of practice. And a lot of it!
These are the supplies I use most often when doing brush lettering and calligraphy, and in case you need a few practice sheets to go with your supplies, check out my selection of freebies below. ?
Learning Brush Lettering + Calligraphy
The best way to get better at lettering is simply to practice…a lot. Our mantra around here is “Practice makes progress”.
Developing your skills is a lifelong, continual process!
And having the right tools helps a ton too, of course. ?
Tombow Mono Sand Eraser
This awesome little eraser is made of natural rubber latex and silica grit. Why is it so cool? It can erase inks and some markers too! Pretty handy for a lettering artist.
Paper Mate Black Pearl Erasers
Not only are they cheap, the eraser dust "balls" so it's easy to clean up and since it's black it doesn't look dirty like pink erasers.
Palomino Blackwing Pencils
Swoon-worthy pencils with replaceable erasers. My box has lasted me over a year and I draw and letter daily!
Helix Plastic T-Square
I use this for nearly every drawing/lettering piece I do. It's perfect for drawing guidelines to keep your lettering straight.
Canson Artist Series Marker Pad
This paper is so silky smooth and gentle on your brush tips!
Rhodia Dot Pad
If like me, you can't keep your lettering straight on your own, this is the pad for you as the inside has a dot grid perfect for anyone wanting a subtle grid. Dots are pale violet with 5mm intervals.
Strathmore 500 Series Visual Mixed Media Journal
This is my go to pad for most artwork and lettering. If you're a lefty like me, you might find the 11x14 size easier to work in since your writing hand is on the same side as the spirals.
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens
If you're just starting out, these are THE pens to start with hands-down.
Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pens
These. are. amazing. Their flexible nylon fiber brush tip creates medium or bold strokes by changing brush pressure (light pressure for upstrokes, heavy for downstrokes).
Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brushes
The Pentel Arts Aquash water brush can be filled with water to blend, or you can add your favorite ink or dye to make your own portable brush. My favorite is the fine tip.
Royal Talens Ecoline Liquid Watercolor Brush Pens
These are essentially watercolors in brush pen form and I use them alll the time!
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